"Anyone who wants to can be a great cook!" Hipcooks Teacher since 2006, Bonny's heart has always been with food & family kitchens.
Professionally trained as a pastry chef, she loves playing with chocolate. Her sweet side only makes her more passionate about the savory bites of life! Her favorite classes are workshops where you really get to rock out lots of beautiful food. She adores playing with knives.
Kat is all about connection. Her passion is for local farms and farmers. Through farmer's markets, vendors, fantastic recipes ... she wants to connect farm produce directly to your table! Come to a class and meet Kat...you'll soon be jazzed about gardening, farming, farm-to-table, and the bounty of all seasons. When not at Hipcooks, you'll find Kat at (our beloved) Persephone Farms, or selling produce at one of Portland's glorious Farmer's Markets.
Hipcooks LA Manager & Hipcooks Regional Manager Kyrsten has been with us (her home away from home!) since 2008, though we'd argue she's a born Hipcook. Her easy-breezey, welcoming style comes from her roots, where she was raised amid the gastronomic delights of the Big Apple & the Big Easy. Whether she's spending two days crafting a feast for a special soiree, fridge-diving to whip up a delectable dinner in 15 minutes, or teaching a cooking class, she indulges her inner Hipcook with a smile & a garnish.
Hipcooks Portland Manager Tina believes she was born to cook for people. She enjoys talking to her ingredients, just like the way people talk to their plants.
The first thing Tina remembers making was a PB&J sandwich at age 7. It wasn't up to snuff, so she put butter on both sides & grilled it. Better.
As an adult, Tina obsesses over soupy noodles, Thai chilies & anything salty. Her goal is to make the ultimate Bun Bo Hue (a traditional Hue Vietnamese spicy noodle dish) & serve it to her parents.